Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Feb. 27, 1807 - Mar. 24, 1882


The Wave

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

From Tiedge.

Whither, thou turbid wave?
Whither, with so much haste,
As if a thief wert thou?

I am the Wave of Life,
Stained with my margin's dust;
From the struggle and the strife
Of the narrow stream I fly
To the Sea's immensity,
To wash from me the slime
Of the muddy banks of Time.


Longfellow's Poetical Works
Copyright 1893
Henry Frowde, London
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